Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

by John Dickerson

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ISBN-13: 9781455540471
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 211,719
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John Dickerson is Moderator of Face the Nation, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington for almost 20 years covering the White House, Congress and political campaigns. Dickerson is a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest as well as the host of "Whistlestop," a podcast of campaign history.

Table of Contents

Timeline of U.S. Presidential Elections ix

Introduction xvii

Part I Inflection Points

1980-"I Am Paying for This Microphone, Mr. Green" 3

1960-The Catholic Candidate 14

Part II Comebacks

1948-Truman off the Cuff 35

1992-Till the Last Dog Dies 56

Part III Collapses

1988-Dukakis Tanks 71

1972-Vote for Muskie or He'll Cry 89

1972-Eighteen-Day Nightmare 107

2004-The Dean Scream 125

Part IV Gambits and Gambles

1964-Stop Goldwater 147

2000-The Straight Talk Express 167

Part V Too Close to Call

1976-Republicans Are People, Too 187

1952-Thou Shalt Not Steal 219

1824-The Corrupt Bargain 240

Part VI Tar and Feather

1800-Keep Your Attack Dog Fed 263

1884-Ma, Ma, Where's My Pa? 287

1884-Burn This Letter! 302

1840-The Birth of Umbrage 317

Part VII Crashing the Party

1980-A Cure for Malaise 343

1968-What Kind of a Nut Is George Wallace? 366

Acknowledgments 389

Notes 393

Bibliography 411

Index 425

About the Author 441

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BrianR76 More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Whistlestop podcast, and now I find myself hearing John Dickerson in my head as I'm reading the stories in this book. This is not a bad thing. It's a great way to learn some quirky presidential history and to find links between past and present that you probably hadn't thought of.
saran_123 More than 1 year ago
Nice..